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Friday, 20 December 2013

Comenius: More information

More information 

You can find more information about the Comenius programme, including the online version of this publication on
To know more about Comenius in your country, visit the website of your National Agency

To know more about the Comenius-funded activities managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

To know more about eTwinning, visit the portal at
or the website of the eTwinning National Support Service in your country

What's in it for me - EU funding opportunities in education, culture and youth:
(available in 22 languages).


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What does Comenius offer?

The Comenius Programme funds several types of actions related to school education.
The links below give more information and details about how to apply:


Comenius "mobility" actions enable individuals to travel abroad to take part in a project:


Organisations involved in the school education sector from different European countries can work together in various ways through the programme:

Multilateral projects and networks

These are larger-scale actions, with organisations from different countries working together to develop, promote and disseminate good practice and innovation in school education.
Read more about Comenius multilateral projects and networks.
Find out more about how to apply for funding under the Comenius Programme.

Comenius: Europe in the classroom

Comenius: Europe in the classroom

The Comenius Programme focuses on all levels of school education, from pre-school and primary to secondary schools. It is relevant for everyone involved in school education: mainly pupils and teachers but also local authorities, representatives of parents’ associations, non-government organisations, teacher training institutes and universities.
Part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme, the Comenius actions aim to help young people and educational staff better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values. They also help young people acquire the basic life skills and competences necessary for personal development, future employment and active citizenship.
The programme addresses issues strongly related to current discussions and developments in school policy: motivation for learning and ‘learning-to-learn’ skills, key competences, digital educational content and inclusive education.


Comenius aims to:
  • Improve and increase the mobility of pupils and educational staff across the EU;
  • Enhance and increase partnerships between schools in different EU Member States;
  • Encourage language learning, innovative ICT-based content, services and better teaching techniques and practices;
  • Enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training;
  • Improve pedagogical approaches and school management.


The programme is currently focusing in particular on:
  • Motivation for learning and learning-to-learn skills;
  • Key competences: improving language learning; greater literacy; making science more attractive; supporting entrepreneurship; and reinforcing creativity and innovation;
  • Digital educational content and services; 
  • School management; 
  • Addressing socio-economic disadvantages and reducing early school leaving; 
  • Participation in sports; 
  • Teaching diverse groups of pupils; 
  • Early and pre-primary learning.